NA Digest Sunday, July 27, 1997 Volume 97 : Issue 30

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Cleve Moler
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From: Lester Ingber <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 03:57:27 -0400
Subject: Change of Address for Lester Ingber

My new address is

Prof. Lester Ingber
DRW Investments LLC
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Building
30 South Wacker Drive, Suite 1516
Chicago, IL 60606

I will continue to maintain the Lester Ingber Research code and reprint archive



From: Russ Merris <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 10:48:21 PSD8PDT
Subject: New Book, Multilinear Algebra

Russell Merris, Multilinear Algebra, Gordon & Breach,
Amsterdam, 1997, 332 + viii pages; ISBN: 90-5699-078-0.

Ideally suited for a fourth year undergraduate "capstone"
course, Multilinear Algebra is also an attractive choice for a
beginning graduate course and/or as a research reference. The first
four chapters consist of self-contained introductions to those
prerequisite notions beyond the standard third year undergraduate
courses in abstract and linear algebra.
Apart from applications to graph theory and the "excursion" into
Invariant Theory, the use of Schur functions as a unifying vehicle in
the final chapter may be of particular interest to combinatorialists.


1. Partitions
Applications to Graphs

2. Inner Product Spaces
Applications to Graphs

3. Permutation Groups
Applications to Symmetry

4. Group Representation Theory

5. Tensor Spaces

6. Symmetry Classes of Tensors
Applications to the Theory of Enumeration
The Enumeration of Graphs
Applications to NMR Spectroscopy

7. Generalized Matrix Functions
An Excursion into Invariant Theory
Applications to Graphs

8. The Rational Representations of GL(n,C)
Applications to Graphs

Priced at $90 (ECU 75 or 59 British pounds), the book may be
ordered from International Publishers Distributor (IPD) in

North/South America: PO Box 32160, Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: 1 (800) 545-8398; Fax: 1 (215) 750-6343

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From: Toby Driscoll <tad@agnesi.Colorado.EDU>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 10:44:51 -0600
Subject: New Version of Schwarz-Christoffel Toolbox for MATLAB

Version 2 of the Schwarz-Christoffel Toolbox for MATLAB is now
available at

It requires version 5.0 of MATLAB. New features:

o Cross-ratio formulation for mulitply elongated regions
o Exploits new object-oriented paradigm in M5
o Improved graphical interface

The Schwarz-Christoffel Toolbox is an M-file suite for the computation
and visualization of conformal maps to simply connected regions
bounded by polygons. For more information, visit

Toby Driscoll
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Colorado, Boulder


From: Harvey Greenberg <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 13:58:50 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Bibliography on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization

I have put a postscript DRAFT of my paper,

An Annotated Bibliography for Post-solution Analysis in
Mixed Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization

(also compressed as

I still await several papers from my Inter-Library Loan service (indicated
by ILL in the annotation). If you have the paper or (better yet) an
e-mail address of an author, please send it to me asap.

I would appreciate your comments, especially learning of any work I
missed, but please do not distribute this draft. It will be officially
released in September.

Harvey Greenberg


From: Arieh Iserles <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 97 10:09:01 BST
Subject: Website on Foundations of Computational Mathematics

This is to announce to the NA-net community that the FoCM (Foundations
of Computational Mathematics) website is fully functional. It is
available at the following URLs:

Eastern Europe:
Latin America:
Northern America:
Western Europe:

Teresa Krick Arieh Iserles
Universidad Buenos Aires and University of Cambridge


From: L Ridgway Scott <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 15:22:27 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Reduced Price on ICOSAHOM'95 Proceedings

In anticipation of ICOSAHOM 98 (see NA-NET Volume 97 : Issue 19) to
be held in June 1998 in Israel, we are offering the Proceedings of
ICOSAHOM 95 at a *reduced rate* to graduate students and post docs.
For a limited time, we will provide to qualified persons this volume
of over fifty papers in the field of SPECTRAL AND HIGH ORDER METHODS
for only $20, including postage. To qualify, please send a check and
a short note written on institutional letterhead stating your current
status (graduate student or post doc) to:
Susan Owens
Dept. of Math.
Univ. of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3476
For more information about ICOSAHOM 95 and its Proceedings, see


From: Simona Lilliu <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 09:46:53 +0100
Subject: Workshop on Parallel Computing in Applied Fluid Mechanics


31 JULY 97


Giuseppe Da Prato, Alfio Quarteroni and Tayfun Tezduyar


Franco BREZZI (University of Pavia and IAN, CNR)
Marek BEHR (University of Minnesota)
Jeff DERBY (University of Minnesota)
Luca FORMAGGIA (CRS4, Cagliari)
Tom HUGHES (Stanford University)
Yoichro MATSUMOTO (University of Tokyo)
Alfio QUARTERONI (Polytechnic of Milan)
John SHADID (Sandia National Laboratories)
Mark SHEPHARD (Renssealer Polytechnic Institute)
Tayfun TEZDUYAR (University of Minnesota)
Gloria WREN (Army Research Laboratory)


From: Zhang-xin Chen <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 10:37:47 -0500
Subject: Conference on Bifurcation Theory and its Numerical Analysis

First Announcement and Call for Papers

Second International Conference on
Bifurcation Theory and its Numerical Analysis

June 29--July 3, 1998
Xi'an Jiaotong University
Xi'an, P.R.CHINA

Hosted by
Research Center for Applied Math.
Xi'an Jiaotong University

Conference Chairs
Honorary Chairman
K. C. Chang, Honorary Chairman (Peking University, CHINA)
S. N. Chow, Chairman (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Kaitai Li, Co-Chairman (Xi'an Jiaotong University, CHINA)

Scientific Committee
P. Chossat CNRS-Universite de Nice, FRANCE
S.N. Chow Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
M. Golubitsky University of Houston, USA
K. Kirchgassner Universitaet Stuttgart, GERMANY
W.E. Lanford University of Guelph, CANADA
K.T. Li Xi'an Jiaotong University, CHINA
Y. Li University of Iowa, USA
Z. Mei Universitaet Marburg, GERMANY
W.M. Ni University of Minnesota, USA
P.H. Rabinowitz University of Wisconsin, USA
George Reddien Southern Methodist University, USA
George Sell University of Minnesota, USA
A. Spence University of Bath, U. K.
Yingfei Yi Geogia Institute of Technology, USA

Organization Committee
A.X. Huang, Chair, Xi'an Jiaotong University, CHINA
Julian Wu, Vice Chair, U.S. Army Research Office (ARO), USA
Z.Q. Xu, Vice Chair, NSF, CHINA
Zhangxin Chen, Southern Methodist University, USA
S.C. Hu, Southwest Missouri State University, USA
Y.C. Ma, Xi'an Jiaotong University, CHINA
Jun Zou, Chinese University of Hong Kong, CHINA

The aim of this conference is to bring together active researchers
with different backgrounds to discuss recent and prospective advances
in the bifurcation theory and its numerical analysis.

History: The First International Conference on Bifurcation and Its Numerical
Analysis was held at Xi'an Jiaotong University in July, 1988. The
international scientific committee consisted of M. Golubitsky, G. Iooss,
D.D. Joseph, K. Kirchgassner, K.T. Li, J. Marsden, J. Rappaz and Z.C. Shi.

Call for Papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit 500 word abstracts of their
papers by Feb. 1, 1998 to:
Dr. Hou Yanren
Research Center for Applied Mathematics
Xi'an Jiaotong University
Xi'an, 710049, P.R. CHINA


From: Niloufer Mackey <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 18:09:37 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Kalamazoo Matrix Symposium

Fourth Kalamazoo Symposium

October 24 -- 25, 1997

Second Announcement
Call for Papers

Principal Speakers: G. W. Stewart, University of Maryland
N. J. Higham, University of Manchester
Charles R. Johnson, College of William & Mary
Charles Van Loan, Cornell University
Henry Wolkowicz, University of Waterloo

We invite the participation of both specialists and non-specialists
interested in matrix analysis and its applications to other fields.

Abstracts for 20-minute contributed talks should arrive by 29 August
1997. Email submission (TeX, LaTeX or PostScript) is welcome.
Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for

Preceding the symposium, at 4pm on Thursday, 23 October 1997, will
be a University Visiting Scholar lecture by G. W. Stewart.
A banquet is planned for Friday evening.

More information is available on our Web page at

Organizing Committee: Nil Mackey, John Petro and Tom Richardson
Western Michigan University


From: E. B. Saff <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 12:20:27 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation

Table of Contents
Constructive Approximation
Volume 13, Number 4, 1997

E. Kochneff
Expansions in Jacobi Polynomials of Negative Order

A. Kro\'{o}
On Approximation by Ridge Functions

S. Waldron
$L_p$-Error Bounds for Hermite Interpolation and the Associated Wirtinger

B. Beckermann and V. Kaliaguine
The Diagonal of the Pad\'{e} Table and the Approximation of the Weyl
Function of Second-Order Difference Operators

P.G.A. Floris and H.T. Koelink
A Commuting $q$-Analogue of the Addition Formula for Disk Polynomials

T.H. Koorwinder and A.L. Schwartz
Product Formulas and Associated Hypergroups for Orthogonal Polynomials on
the Simplex and on a Parabolic Biangle

T. Bloom and J.P. Calvi
Kergin Interpolants of Holomorphic Functions


From: Deborah Poulson <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 97 10:39:18 EST
Subject: Contents, SIAM Mathematical Analysis

SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
Volume 28, Number 5, SEPTEMBER 1995

Boltzmann Equation with Infinite Energy: Renormalized Solutions and
Distributional Solutions for Small Initial Data or Initial Data Close
to a Maxwellian
S. Mischler and B. Perthame

Classical Solutions of Multidimensional Hele-Shaw Models
Joachim Escher and Gieri Simonett

A Degenerate Parabolic-Hyperbolic System Modeling the Spreading of
Michael Renardy

Symmetries and Decay of the Generalized Kadomtsev-Petviashvili
Solitary Waves
Anne de Bouard and Jean-Claude Saut

A Note on a Two-Point Boundary Value Problem Arising from a Liquid
Metal Flow
Yongdong Shi, Qinde Zhou, and Yong Li

Stability of Travelling Multiple-Front (Multiple-Back) Wave Solutions
of the FitzHugh-Nagumo Equations
Shunsaku Nii

On the Asymptotic Solution of Laminar Channel Flow with Large Suction
Chunqing Lu

Free Boundary Fluid Systems in a Semigroup Approach and Oscillatory
Ben Schweizer

A Semigroup Approach to Fragmentation Models
D. J. McLaughlin, W. Lamb, and A. C. McBride

An Existence and Uniqueness Result for a Coagulation and
Multiple-Fragmentation Equation
D. J. McLaughlin, W. Lamb, and A. C. McBride

Inverse Backscattering for the Acoustic Equation
Plamen Stefanov and Gunther Uhlmann

A Two-Point Problem with Nonlinearity Depending Only on the Derivative
P. Habets and L. Sanchez

Measurable Multifunctions in Nonseparable Banach Spaces
Diomedes Barcenas and Wilfredo Urbina

Monodromy Groups of Systems of Total Differential Equations of Two
Toshiaki Yokoyama

Asymptotics of the Zeros of Relativistic Hermite Polynomials
Matthew He, K. Pan, and Paolo E. Ricci

Orthogonality of Cardinal B-Splines in Weighted Sobolev Spaces
Ulrich Reif


From: Deborah Poulson <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 97 11:50:36 EST
Subject: Contents, SIAM Review

SIAM Review
Volume 39, Number 3, SEPTEMBER 1997


Pseudospectra of Linear Operators
Lloyd N. Trefethen

Molecular Modeling of Proteins and Mathematical Prediction of Protein
Arnold Neumaier


Optimal and Dominating Strategies for Determining Continuous Caster
Product Dimensions
Dicky Yan

Skiving Addition to the Cutting Stock Problem in the Paper Industry
M. P. Johnson, C. Rennick, and E. Zak


Numerical and Analytical Solutions of Volterra's Population Model
Kevin G. TeBeest

A Study of a Semi-Infinite Integral
Y. Villacampa, A. Balaguer, and J. L. Uso

Global Stability in an S --> I --> R --> I Model
Helmar Nunes Moreira and Wang Yuquan

An Elementary Proof of Farkas' Lemma
Achiya Dax

Converting Matrix Riccati Equations to Second-Order Linear ODE
R. W. R. Darling

Time-Dependent Poiseuille Flow
S. H. Smith

Problems and Solutions

Book Reviews

Degree Theory in Analysis and Applications (Irene Fonseca and Wilfrid
Gangbo), Antonio Ambrosetti

Boundary-Field Equation Methods for a Class on Nonlinear Problems
(Gabriel N. Gatica and George C. Hsiao), Carsten Carstensen

ATLAST. Computer Exercises for Linear Algebra (Steven Leon, Eugene
Herman, and Richard Faulkenberry), Richard Elderkin

The Cauchy Probem in Kinetic Theory (Robert T. Glassey), Reinhard

Singularly Perturbed Evolution Equations with Applications to Kinetic
Theory (J. R. Mika and J. Banasiak), Hans G. Kaper

Numerical Solution of Convection-Diffusion Problems (K. W. Morton),
Numerical Methods for Singularly Perturbed Differential Equations
(H.-G. Roos, M. Stynes, and L. Tobiska), Fitted Numerical Methods for
Singular Perturbation Problems (J. J. H. Miller, E. O'Riordan, and G.
I. Shishkin), R. Bruce Kellogg

A=B (Marko Petkovsek, Herbert S. Wilf, and Doron Zeilberger), Wolfram

Qualitative Theory of Dynamical Systems: The Role of Stability
Preserving Mappings (Anthony N. Michel and Kaining Wang), V.

A First Course in the Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations
(Arieh Iserles), Raytcho Lazarov

Integral Transforms and Their Applications (Lokenath Debnath), Anne C.

Normal Modes and Localization in Nonlinear Systems (Alexander F.
Vakakis, Leonid I. Manevitch, Yuri V. Mikhlin, Valery N. Pilipchuk,
and Alexandr A. Zevin), Richard H. Rand

The Life and Legacy of G. I. Taylor (George Batchelor), P. G. Saffman

Spectral Theory of Differential Operations: Self-adjoint Differential
Operators (V. A. Il'in), Martin Schechter

Multiple Scale and Singular Perturbation Methods (J. Kevorkian and J.
D. Cole), Shagi-Di Shih

Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control. Vol. 1 (Dimitri P.
Bertsekas), Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control. Vol. 2 (Dimitri
P. Bertsekas), Vasile Sima

Hysteresis and Phase Transitions (Martin Brokate and Jurgen Sprekels),
A. Visintin

Pade Approximants (George A. Baker, Jr. and Peter Graves-Morris), Jet

Selected Collections

Later Editions



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